Tobacco Additives

I wrote this much of a list from the lung Dr's office. Several reasons to STOP SMOKING!

This is what the tobacco companies put in cigarettes to keep people hooked. This is a very scary list.


"Some things added to keep you hooked."

1. Propylene Glycol (De-icer - keeps tobbaco moist)
2. Benzo(a)pyrene - Coal Tar (most potent cancer causer)
3. Arsenic - (poison)
4. Acetone- (like fingernail polish remover)
5. Lead (Heavy Metal)
6. Formaldehyde - (used in enbalming bodys)
7. Benzine - (pesticides- gasoline)
8. Ammonia - (keeps you hooked)
9. Cadmium - (used in batteries and oil paints - damages liver, kidneys and brain)
10. Butane - (fuel as in lighters and stoves)
11. Phenol - (cleaner used to clean labratories)
12. Toluene - (used in paint thinners)

(Why? is what I want to know. Vi )

By Great Granny Vi from Moorpark, CA

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By Niki Cotton (Guest Post)
January 12, 20060 found this helpful

That's disgusting. I'm glad I quit. Six months as of today!

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January 12, 20060 found this helpful

Niki CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Spread the word.
GG hugs,Vi

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By Starlight (Guest Post)
January 13, 20060 found this helpful

This is great information! Too bad they didn't put the word out years ago. Both of my parents are gone now due to health problems from smoking for 30+ years. They both said they thought it was so cool to smoke, and that no one ever warned them back in the day that it was not good for you. My girls will never smoke after watching their grandparents suffer.


It's only a matter of time for people who smoke. People don't believe it till their health goes downhill, but it will go downhill at some point. Maybe this info will help convince them. I am sending it to everyone I know who smokes, which thankfully is something none of us in our household have ever done. Thanks again.

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By Starlight (Guest Post)
January 13, 20060 found this helpful

I just told my husband about this and he said there is no way that the cigarette companies could put these things into cigarettes or they would be sued to death! It is regulated by the government. In April of 1994, the US Government Dept of Health and Human Services made the tobacco companies submit a list of ingredients in their cigarettes. They came back with 599 approved ingredients, but what they didn't do was test those ingredients by burning them.


When you burn these 599 ingredients, they create over 4,000 chemical compounds, many of which are toxic and/or carcinogenic. No matter how you look at it, it is a disgusting habit that will kill you in the end. If you do smoke, please stop now. You can find this information by searching the CDC website for cigarettes and ingredients.

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January 13, 20060 found this helpful

I was a smoker also years ago but only smoked occasionally, now, not at all and can't stand the smell of it. Remember, nothing good comes from smoking cigarettes. Amen.

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By Wynd (Guest Post)
January 13, 20060 found this helpful

Even more scary.........I think some of these same ingridents are used for making METH. Now that should make anyone think twice.

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By (Guest Post)
January 13, 20060 found this helpful

I just started using the nicotene patch today. As I was sitting here, wanting to smoke but trying to keep my mind off of it, I ran across this post.


Suddenly, I don't want to have a cigarette. Thanks! :)

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By LordsTemple (Guest Post)
February 12, 20060 found this helpful

Today is the first day that I have decided to make a change in my life about smoking. I had no idea that those type of ingredients where being used in cigarettes. I pulled a website that showed healthy lungs vs cancer lungs (people who died). Wow! that is how my lungs are looking or soon will be. I give God the glory to know that wisdom it the key and that knowlege is power and how the enemy will trick us to believe that we need cigarettes. Today is the first day that I live. I FEEL FREE!!!!!!!!

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By starlena (Guest Post)
October 5, 20060 found this helpful

Yuk! I'm telling all my smoking relatives and co-workers about this.


Maybe it'll give them an extra push to quit. All those poisons and chemicals! Ew ew ew.

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By concerned students (Guest Post)
May 20, 20070 found this helpful

i am a student doing a report on how bad cigarettes are for you and i have a question how could they put those poisons in cigarettes if they know people are smoking them?

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October 15, 20100 found this helpful

by angie 5000
At first fruits and vegetables; being picked un-ripe then placed in a ripening chamber, the other being 'nuked' and now ready for consumption.
Meat; anti-biotics and grow hormone
Eggs; however watery, salmonella
Tobacco; also this I am growing myself and I know what I get, or shall I say what I don't get from it.


Folks, lets roll up our sleeves, go back in time, and do important things ourselves. I believe, that most diseases and cancers are from a lack of valuable nutrition, too much sugar in our foods and drinks, and too many additives in everything else.

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April 18, 20160 found this helpful

I was laying in the hospital from yet another bout with severe bronchitis, asthma and URI. Brought on by my best friend for 20 years. I am in my early 40's. I started late. Smoking became my go to whenever I was bored, sad, stressed, procrastinating, when I woke up, before I went to bed...Pretty much everything. As I laid there, uncomfortable hooked up to IV's, taking prednisone and anitibiotics. A show came on the TV. It was about an MRI experiment that did imaging for people suffering from drug addiction. The did MRI's of the brain and asked the recovering addicts to think of the reasons they wanted to/needed to quit. Then to think of the craving and want for drugs, they asked them to go to the point in their head of wanting to use. Then to again talk themselves down in their head and imagine feeling healthy and unchained and free of the addiction. Anyway, they mapped these areas of the brain. The theory was if they could pinpoint the areas of the brain that overcame the cravings and teach people to train their brains...They too could overcome the addiction. I started thinking about that in terms of my own ciggarette addiction. I have redirected my brain. I know the place in my brain that CRAVES a ciggarette...and I know the part of my brain that reasons it out. My addiction was far more of a mental one (yes there was physical) but much more mental. I have in the past 5 months had to face why I wanted to smoke. To cope in other ways with sadness, stress, anxiety etc. It HAS NOT been easy, but COPD is a very scary and real potential reality for me. Ciggarettes were literally killing me. I quit 5 months ago.

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